5 ANGULAR LENSES FOR NIKON (FOR ALL TYPES OF POCKETS)

In the Photographer’s Blog we often insist that it is better to invest in objectives. Because it is very simple, any current camera, SLR (or similar), even if it is low-end, will be good enough to get great pictures. But it is the objective that will allow you to express your creativity to the fullest, to achieve exactly the photo you want. That’s why today I bring you a series of angular objectives for Nikon:

  1. AF-P DX NIKKOR 10-20MM F / 4.5-5.6G VR
  2. TOKINA AT-X 116 PRO DXII
  3. SIGMA 24 MM / F 1.4 DG HSM ART
  4. AF-S DX NIKKOR 10-24MM F / 3.5-4.5G ED
  5. AF-S NIKKOR 14-24MM F2.8 G ED

WHAT IS A WIDE ANGLE?

Before continuing, let’s get in position. A wide-angle lens is one whose focal length is less than that of a standard lens, usually below 25mm. Depending on the focal length you have wide angle, super wide angle and even fisheye . Although the latter we will not include in this article.

WHAT IS A WIDE ANGLE FOR?

I am one of those who say that you can achieve almost any photo with almost any objective, however, there are more suitable lenses for a certain type of photos. In this case, large angles are mainly used for landscapes , whether daytime, nighttime, urban or different. But they can also be used indoors , for photos of large groups or even portraits.

If you have doubts or want to see what kind of photographs you can achieve with an objective of this type, you just have to go through the article that we dedicate in your day on how life looks with a wide angle.

WHAT EFFECTS DO I GET WITH A WIDE ANGLE?

In addition to covering a large part of the scene, much more than with any other objective, with a wide angle you get to give depth to the scene.

On the other hand, these objectives also tend to create optical distortions and are more likely to receive parasitic light or create vignetting.

WIDE ANGLE LENSES FOR NIKON

Now that we have put ourselves in a situation, I bring you a list of recommended angular lenses for Nikon frames. And so that having a wide angle or not is not an economic issue, I bring you different alternatives for all types of budgets. From the cheapest for the amateur that is starting and wants to try, experiment, discover and enjoy, to more expensive for more demanding fans or professionals who need benefits according to the needs of your business. Keep in mind, before reading further, that the angular ones, due to their characteristics, are not usually the most economical objectives .

1. VALUE FOR MONEY: AF-P DX NIKKOR 10-20MM F / 4.5-5.6G VR

It is an ultra wide angle lens with zoom and small size. Its main features are:

  • Focal: 10-20mm
  • Minimum focusing distance: 0.22m
  • Maximum aperture diaphragm: From f / 4.5 to f / 5.6
  • Minimum diaphragm opening: From f / 22 to 29
  • Number of sheets: 7
  • Accessory diameter: 72 mm
  • Vibration Reduction (VR)
  • Silent autofocus (ideal for videos)
  • Viewing angle 109 ° to 70 °
  • Weight: Approx. 230 g
  • Dimensions: 7.29 x 7.7 x 7.7 centimeters
  • Price: € 307.85

ADVANTAGE

It is a goal with a fairly precise and silent approach with a very good sharpness, especially considering its price.

DRAWBACKS

It is not exactly a luminous objective and some users complain about its plastic touch. Only for DX format (APS-C cameras).

COMPATIBILITIES

Be careful, this lens is compatible with a limited number of camera models. It is possible that even compatible cameras require a firmware update *.

2. “SECOND” MARK, FIRST OBJECTIVE: TOKINA AT-X 116 PRO DXII

While this is not a goal of the Nikon brand but compatible, Tokina is a brand that has been demonstrating its quality for years. And this optics is one of the users favorite. You should know that it is an update of the popular and award-winning Tokina AT-X 116 f / 2.8 PRO DX lens (11-16 mm). The main update is that the one I am presenting to you, the AT-X 116 PRO DX II (This “II” is important) has an internal silent focus motor to allow the autofocus lens on Nikon bodies that do not have a gear and AF motor

Let’s see its characteristics:

  • Focal: 11-16mm
  • Minimum focusing distance: 0.3m
  • Maximum aperture diaphragm: f / 2.8
  • Minimum diaphragm opening: f / 22
  • Number of sheets: 9
  • Accessory diameter: 77mm
  • Manual and automatic focus
  • Viewing angle: 104 ° -82 °
  • Weight: Approx. 550 g
  • Dimensions: 8.4 × 8.9 cm
  • Price: € 478.27

ADVANTAGE

Good construction, it is clear in all its focal and very bright. His approach is fast and accurate.

DRAWBACKS

It is a bit heavy and the flare can be more pronounced than in other targets. It is only for APS-C cameras.

3. THE FIXED AND BRIGHT: SIGMA 24 MM / F 1.4 DG HSM ART

This is a fixed objective for those looking for quality above zoom. Now, 24mm is a very versatile focal point that can cover many types of photography. If you add that its maximum aperture is f / 1.4, it is a caramelito. Let’s see its characteristics:

  • Focal: 24mm (36mm in APS-C formats)
  • Minimum focusing distance: 0.25m
  • Maximum diaphragm opening: f / 1.4
  • Minimum diaphragm opening: f / 16
  • Number of sheets: 9
  • Accessory diameter: 77mm
  • Viewing angle: 84.1º
  • Manual and automatic focus
  • Weight: Approx. 665g
  • Dimensions: 7.87 x 8.38 x 8.38 centimeters
  • Price: € 720.00

ADVANTAGE

We always comment on it, fixed focal length lenses usually offer better image quality, and their luminosity is another strong point.

DRAWBACKS

Its approach is not the fastest and has no image stabilizer, although the latter, for the type of photos taken with this objective and with this luminosity, it will not pose any problem.

4. THE VERSATILE: AF-S DX NIKKOR 10-24MM F / 3.5-4.5G ED

This is a lens for DX cameras, that is, APS-C format. A lens that does not disappoint and offers high quality despite covering a wide focal range.

  • Focal: 10-24mm (equivalent to 15-36mm)
  • Minimum focusing distance: 0.24m in AF mode; 0.22 m in MF mode
  • Maximum diaphragm opening: f / 3.5-4.5
  • Minimum aperture of diaphragm: f / 22-29
  • Number of sheets: 7 (rounded)
  • Accessory diameter: 77mm
  • Viewing angle: 109 ° to 61 °
  • Silent wave motor
  • Weight: Approx. 460 g
  • Dimensions: Approx. 82.5 x 87 mm

ADVANTAGE

The distortions are minimal and it is very versatile.

DRAWBACKS

If you are looking for a very bright target this is not too much, although it is more than 1.

5. THE BLACK LEG OF THE ANGLES FOR NIKON: AF-S NIKKOR 14-24MM F2.8 G ED

We finish with this objective not suitable for all pockets. This is what they say is Nikon’s best angle of the last decade. Its main features are the following:

  • Focal length: 14-24mm
  • Minimum focusing distance: 0.28m
  • Maximum aperture diaphragm: f / 2.8
  • Minimum diaphragm opening: f / 22
  • Number of sheets: 9 (rounded)
  • Solid metal mount design with a rubber seal that protects against dust and moisture
  • Built-in sunshade
  • Dimensions: 13.2 x 9.8 x 9.8 centimeters
  • Weight: 971

IDEAL FOR

Events, landscapes, architecture, interiors and even close-up portraits.

ADVANTAGE

It is an objective that does not produce distortions, chromatic aberrations or capture unwanted flashes. Its image quality is impeccable. Another great advantage is that it is very bright.

DRAWBACKS

In addition to not being a light target, it is also not economical.

This is a sample, not all the recommended objectives are, but they are all that are. This is a list that covers the entire price range in terms of angular objectives for Nikon. To choose the one that best suits your needs or pocket.

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Have you used any of these objectives? We invite you to leave your opinion in comments, surely your opinion helps other readers.

Thank you and see you soon.


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